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Temporary council chamber and planned renovations to Portland City Hall

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City Council is now holding council meetings and work sessions in its new temporary chambers as the City prepares for major renovations to Portland City Hall.
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Portland City Council is now holding in-person meetings at their temporary council chambers located at the City’s Development Services Building, 1900 SW 4th Ave., Room 2500.  Community members are welcome once again to attend council sessions in-person at this location through the end of the year or until renovations in City Hall are completed.

Learn more about visiting the 1900 Building to attend a council meeting.

Find council agendas, testimony sign-up and instructions for virtual attendance on the council clerk's website.

How to find the new temporary council chamber

Located along SW 4th Avenue between SW Lincoln and SW Harrison streets, the Development Services Building, or, as City employees like to refer to it, the 1900 Building, offers easy access to TriMet bus lines, Portland Streetcar and MAX Orange Line, as well as bike racks and underground parking. Several bus lines stop directly outside of the building’s main entrance and the streetcar and MAX train are within 2 blocks.

The underground parking elevator opens to the building lobby.  Once in the lobby, follow the signs to room 2500 on the second floor.

City Hall renovations

When completed, the new council chambers will accommodate 12 new councilors in January 2025. Other improvements to council chambers include:

  • Installing broadcasting and audiovisual technology to adequately support in-person and hybrid meetings of an expanded council.
  • Providing ADA accessibility.
  • Enhancing security.

View renderings of this work.

Current commissioners will remain in their City Hall offices until July. At that point, they have agreed to move to temporary spaces while offices are renovated for the new council and city administrator.

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City of Portland Transition Team

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